Cleistocactus strausiiSilver Torch Cactus ***Fresh stock available as of 6/17/2017.*** You will receive two healthy, well established plants.Each plant shipped will be 16"+/- in height. Thick hairs more than spines, but they will certainly stick jab you! Brush against the spines rather than grabbing them outright and you can carry these quite easily without getting poked. But, as always, handle with some care and keep away from young children or pets. They will be packed up and wrapped to avoid any problems as you unpack upon receipt. These easily reach heights of more than 6' after years of growth and will spread out a bit as well as new columns sprout up or tops fall off and root themselves. Average "natural" dimensions for an old, established stand of Silver Torches is somewhere around 6' in height by 4' in diameter. These may be a single "segment", or they may be like those shown in the photo. It's incredibly easy to sever these connections between the segments and root them as new plants, often fun and interesting to propagate some babies this way and very, very easily done.Minimal care or fuss required, needs warmth, a sunny spot, and some water - simple, simple, simple. These can take colder temperatures rather well, but protection/covers are always recommended in really cold weather below 50 degrees. Not recommended for planting out anywhere where it will get below freezing. These also make wonderful conversation pieces and out of the way live accent pieces in the home or office with very minimal care requirements.